CQUniversity Unit Profile
EDFE14020 Professional Practice 5 - The Internship
Professional Practice 5 - The Internship
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General Information

Overview

In Professional Practice 5 (the Internship), you will consolidate your professional knowledge and skills by working as a member of a teaching team during a sustained period of professional practice. The internship is designed as a guided partnership between you and a mentor teacher and supports the transition of you as a pre-service teacher into an autonomous, collaborative, reflective educator who demonstrates the knowledge, skills and dispositions described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). You will take an active role in all aspects of the professional work of teachers and use the standards to evaluate your practice, develop a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify professional learning needs and goals.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite:- Students must be enrolled in both EDFE14021 (for CC12 & CC14) and EDED14354 in the same term of study as this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Noosa
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluation

Feedback

Resources provided for students enabled success in the Internship.

Recommendation

Continue to use appropriate resources, but update as necessary.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Participate in professional teams to contribute to effective teaching, positive learning environments and improved student outcomes
  2. Engage in all aspects of the teacher’s professional role to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate level
  3. Critically reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning
  4. Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio.

Throughout the internship, all focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate career stage) which are applicable to the specific context, will be demonstrated with evidence. In contexts where specific standards related to students with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds cannot be demonstrated, assessment for relevant coursework should be added to the e-portfolio as evidence of meeting these standards.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • iTunes account
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Angelina Ambrosetti Unit Coordinator
a.ambrosetti@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

The specific requirements for the Internship are located on the PP5 Moodle site.

Also included on the Moodle site is information regarding teacher registration and employment processes.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

An intensive ISL/Zoom session for PP5 is scheduled for Thursday 15 August @ 1pm. Please check your student emails for specific details of this session.

Week 2 Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

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Week 3 Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

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Week 4 Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

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Week 5 Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

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Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

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Week 6 Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

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Week 7 Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

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Week 8 Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

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Week 9 Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

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Week 10 Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

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Week 11 Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

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Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

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Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

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Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

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Term Specific Information

Please notify your campus coordinator or the unit coordinator if the Internship dates change. As you receive 'Authorisation to Teach' from the QCT for the exact Internship dates noted on the Professional Practice calendar, we will need to notify the QCT of any changes to ensure that you are legally covered in the classroom without supervision.

Assessment Tasks

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Professional Practice Placement

Task Description

Professional Practice 5 comprises of a 5 week (25 day) continuous internship whereby a pre-service teacher has 'authorisation to teach' from the Queensland College of Teachers. The Internship is a guided partnership between an Intern and a Mentor Teacher. The Internship provides a period of sustained professional practice during which Interns can consolidate the link between theory and practice. Interns will build upon their existing skills, enabling them to become autonomous, reflective, collaborative and profession ready to enter the teaching profession. Throughout the placement the Intern assumes  the following:

  • 50% teaching load in their allocated class/es which will be determined in negotiation with the Mentor Teacher/s.
  • 50% co-planning, team teaching, assisting, observing and other professional experiences

Requirements:

Working Portfolio

Interns are required to keep and maintain a Working Portfolio for the duration of the Internship.

Self-Reflective Statement

Interns will write a self-reflective statement (maximum 1000 words) that makes connections between the theory, practice and process of being a teacher and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage. It is expected that explicit links will be made to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers throughout the self-reflective statement.

The Intern is expected to hand their self-reflective statement to their Mentor Teacher in Week 3 (of 5). A professional dialogue regarding the self-reflective statement is to occur between the Intern and the Mentor Teacher, who then verifies the statement using the verification form in the Internship Guidelines booklet in Week 4 (of 5). An electronic copy of the Verification form will be provided to the Mentor Teacher.

Internship Statement of Completion

At the end of the Internship, the Mentor Teacher will complete the Internship Statement. An electronic copy of the Internship Statement of Completion will be provided to the Mentor Teacher.

Interns are responsible for ensuring that the Self-Reflective Statement, the Verification Form and the Internship Statement of Completion are signed by the Mentor Teacher and are uploaded into the Professional Practice 5 Task 1 link in Moodle.

The University Coordinator will review the self-reflection and verification before completing the final grading for this item.


Assessment Due Date

The self reflective statement, verification form and Internship completion document should be uploaded within 1 week of completing PP5.


Return Date to Students

Documents will be signed by the university coordinator and returned to the pre-service teacher in a timely manner.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage will be used as the assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Upload all signed forms (as a PDF document) into the assessment 1 link on Moodle. Do not upload photos of your report.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Participate in professional teams to contribute to effective teaching, positive learning environments and improved student outcomes
  • Engage in all aspects of the teacher’s professional role to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate level
  • Critically reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning
  • Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
ePortfolio

Task Description

Interns are required to prepare a final ePortfolio that demonstrates their capabilities of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage. The ePortfolio should address all 7 Standards and should be a carefully considered selection of key materials and examples directly related to demonstrating evidence of and understanding the practical application of the Standards.

Your ePortfolio should contain 8 sections:

Introduction - This is an introduction about you as a beginning professional. Incorporate such information as who are you, how did you get here and where are you going.....

Standard 1 - Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 - Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching

Standard 4 - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 - Assess an provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 - Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

You need to include two quality artefacts (evidence) in your ePortfolio per Standard page along with an annotation (no more than 100 words per artefact) which explains how that artefact shows evidence of your demonstration of the Standard. In your response, consider how these artefacts provide evidence of how you have made a positive impact on student learning through your approach to teaching and learning.

Do not upload previous university assignments as an artefact of the Standards. Also ensure that your artefacts are examples of what you have done during your placement/s, not something that the school or your mentor teacher has done.  

The ePortfolio will be created using iTunesU. Once complete, you are to share your ePortfolio with your lecturer for viewing by uploading your ePortfolio enrolment code to the assessment link in Moodle. Ensure that you set your iTunes U course to automatic enrolment.


Assessment Due Date

Your ePortfolio is to be completed and uploaded one week after the completion of the block placement.


Return Date to Students

Students will receive the task outcome in a timely manner, once the task is marked and moderated.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

The ePortfolio will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Students are required to upload their ePortfolio enrolment code into the assessment task 2 Moodle link.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?